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Wise County woman sentenced for lying to federal agents

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A Wise County woman convicted of making false statements to federal agents has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Tina Sartin, 38, was sentenced Tuesday. She previously pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements in a matter within the jurisdiction of the federal government, namely an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

Evidence showed Sartin gave false information in connection to an investigation involving Michael Todd Lintz, the former Norton Parks and Recreation Maintenance Supervisor, who was previously convicted of civil rights and perjury violations. Sartin gave the agents fabricated text messages and falsely stated she had been threatened in connection with her cooperation with the ATF.

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